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Heredity

The passing of physical characteristics from parents to offspring

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Trait

Such as stem height or or seed color

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Genetics

Scientific study of heredity

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Fertilization

When egg and sperm cells join together

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Purebred

The offspring of many generations that have the same form of a trait.

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Gene

The factor that controls a trait

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Alleles

The different forms of a gene

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Dominant allele

Is one whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present

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Recessive allele

Is hidden whenever the dominant allele is present.

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Hybrid organism

Has two different alleles for a trait